Last Thursday as he wrapped up his hour-long speech in which he formally accepted the Republican Party's nomination for the presidency of the United States, Donald Trump thanked the evangelical Christians who supported his candidacy, helping make his quest for the nomination possible.
Trump graciously said,
… I would like to thank the evangelical and religious community because I'll tell you what, the support they have given me, and I'm not sure I totally deserve it has been so amazing and has had such a big reason for me being here tonight … more >>
I grew up in a family that had its politics rooted in the Democratic Party. My father, an evangelical pastor, bred into me the principle that one's Christian faith mandates a duty to feed the hungry, to clothe the naked, to care for the homeless, and to provide Christian charity to those in need.
In short, I was taught that the identification badge of people of genuine authentic faith is that they truly care for the little guy, the disenfranchised. That was why my father was a proud Democrat.
I don't believe that he would have such a political affiliation today. more >>
A number of Catholic and evangelical humanitarian leaders met with Hillary Clinton's supporters and advisers in a series of "listening sessions" and addressed their concerns on global issues and the future of religious freedom for conservative Christian organizations.
TIME reports that several of Clinton's former State Department advisers organized closed-door meetings for about a dozen Catholic and evangelical leaders, including ones from the National Association of Evangelicals and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, in Washington over the last two months.
The meetings took place in late June and July and were designed to allow the leaders of various faith-based humanitarian organizations to hear about Clinton's potential global development policies and address their policy needs, priorities and concerns with Clinton advisers. more >>
A Christian flag that was removed earlier this year from a Tennessee school board meeting room flies again inside the chambers thanks to the actions of a local church group.
In January, the Unicoi County School Board of Education voted to remove a Christian flag from its chambers and donate it to the local Unicoi County Ministerial Association.
Since then, the Ministerial Association has flown the very Christian flag donated to them months ago during school board meetings. more >>
We know what the majority on the Supreme Court thinks about abortion. But increasingly, the court of public opinion is issuing a different ruling.
It hasn't even been a month since the Supreme Court handed down a decision many saw as a massive setback for the pro-life movement. But new data shows that it's the supporters of legal abortion, not pro-lifers, who face an uncertain future. PR Newswire reports that the Catholic organization, the Knights of Columbus, conducted a scientific survey of a thousand Americans, 18 and over. And the results were stunning.
Although around half of Americans still call themselves "pro-choice," seventy-eight percent — nearly eight in ten in this country — support substantial restrictions on abortion. It turns out not all Americans who call themselves "pro-choice" take the extreme position that abortion should be legal at any stage of pregnancy for any reason. more >>
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte visited the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Medical Center and the Western Mindanao Command hospital in Zamboanga City as a part of his tour of military health facilities and military camps in the country. But it was in the AFP Medical Center that the newly-elected president felt how it really feels like to defend the country and get injured in the line of fire.
August 2, the President was teary eyed whenmeeting a young soldier who has lost his eyesight in a clearing operation at Brgy. Datu Salita in Maguidanao in March. 2nd Lieutenant Jerome Jacuba could not keep his tears from falling as President Duterte approached him and shook his hand. The President pulled the soldier and hugged him. Jacuba could be seen shaking during the encounter.
President Duterte had tears in his eyes and was later seen emotional after the hug ended. more >>